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Its no surprise to me to see a recent
trade news article about painting estimates, to
discover the deciding reasons for preferring one
painting contractor over another. It seems the
clients top priority was not surprisingly, honesty
and trustworthiness followed closely by cleanliness.
The price for the work came next
down the list just above good tradesmen,
time keeping and manners.

When the painting contractor arrives to tender
his estimate follow these guidelines. Explain clearly
how you want the decorating done,leaving
nothing out. Your choice of colors and materials,
does he supply them or you. Which option
is the cheapest? Tell the painter you require
a price for the whole job, no
day-work basis. Get 2 more estimates
from different painters.

You can learn about painting estimating . I
first got started when I got books out of
the local library and I soon discovered
why I was not making enough money. I
was doing painting jobs for less than
i was getting for them! It was a wake-up call.

Cost of painting

Don't give an estimate if the client
refuses to make an appointment to see you,
to run through the details of your
finished proposal. You may have spent 3 hours
working on the estimate then the client
says I'm busy or going out of
town, email of fax it would you.
Insist on a appointment when you first call.



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Cost of painting

Cost of painting

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Cost of painting

Most self employed painters fail to charge
the same rates that big building companies charge.
They estimate jobs on the rates they would
receive working direct for a builder. The builder
has to charges double to cover high overheads
and then adds VAT Write your estimates like
a big builder not a one man band!!

Over the years i have seen many painters
that i have worked with, fail in this
business, and I used to feel sorry for
them, but not any more. They choose
not to educate themselves and learn new skills.
Yes it's true years ago being a good
craftsman was all you had to be to
make a good living, not any more! To days
competition is much more intense, don't stand
still sitting on your butt bathing in
your pride of craftsmanship.

Cost of painting

Exterior painting usually has a lot of weather
damage, especially if it has not been painted for
a few years. Get up a ladder and check
all the woodwork for rot. Pay a lot
of attention to the sashes. Interiors are
different with not much prep work needed
before painting can commence.

Cost of painting